Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Grammie's recipe for: Plain Cake

This is one of those recipes that I am lucky to resurrect. This was on one of those blank pages for additional recipes that are in so many cookbooks. This one was in blue ink, but since the page that is now detached and floating around in the binding-less book, is now very yellow, it is kind of a turquoise green. It has obviously been damp at some point, and the four recipes are very blurry. You will have to take the amounts given with a grain of salt, or just try it and see if it comes out OK for you. I think I am right, but some of the measurements were very Very blurry and stained(she obviously used this one a bit). Good luck on your adventure!

1/4 cup butter 1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs pinch of salt
1/2? cup of milk 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla or 1/4 teaspoon of spice

There is no method for this. I must assume that you mix the dry together. Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs one at a time. Then add the milk. Stir in the dry ingredients and end with the vanilla. I suppose you do not always have vanilla if you are broke with a house full of kids.

Grease and flour a cake pan and bake in a 325 degree oven till a pick comes out clean.

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